Brown County, Kansas has a rich history, which the Brown County Historical Society strives to discover and preserve. Visit our history page to read about the various industries and communities that make up Brown County Kansas.
The Brown County Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve the history of Brown County, Kansas and to educate the public about our town's history. To achieve these goals we operate the museums, collect artifacts and information pertaining to the Brown County’s history, and conduct tours, and other special events.
The Brown County Historical Society is run by a board of directors and other officers, all of whom are elected from and by the membership of the Society. Everyone is welcome to join our organization. Membership in the Brown County Historical Society entitles you to potentially be elected to an official and to vote in Society elections. All members and interested people receive our newsletter.
Regular board meetings are held monthly, usually on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Log Cabin located at the AG museum, located at 301 Iowa Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434. Meeting dates, times, and program information are available on our calendar of events, which also lists special events. Most of our meetings and events are open to the public and are free of charge.
The Brown County Historical Society operates two museums. All are open to the public free of charge. We do welcome any donation as this assists in ensuring that the program remains in operation and we are able to maintain and restore artifacts. We hope that you will visit each of them and see the thousands of artifacts on display. No matter what your interest, you will likely find something that makes you very happy you stopped in!
In addition to operating museums, the Brown County Historical Society provides free tours and other services to schools. Tours for groups and individuals, we have some limited genealogy resources available. Visit our services page or contact us for more information.